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    September 24, 2010
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schools go. it is very dry outside. this has been one of the driest months we have seen for september. we're two inches below the normal rainfall amount for the month. a lot of problems with allergy as the ragweed and mold is high. 68 to 72, feeling like a summer night for the second day of fall. there is a major swing with the weather. i will tell you about that in the seven-day. >> our other big story, reinventing america as an education nation. it kicks off this weekend at nbc headquarters in new york. >> it is a nationally-broadcast in that conversation about improving education. one baltimore city principal will be part of that discussion. tim tooten is live in our newsroom with more in the story -- on the story. >> they're turning rockefeller plaza it into a place where the nation can hear about successful schools like westport academy
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and from its principal. >> let's review what we know so far. >> westport academy will be in the national spotlight for its dramatic turnaround. test scores are up and the school is no longer on the state watch list. >> it is a great difference. >> felicia irick has been invited to new york to tell her story. she is quick to give credit where she says it is due. >> i would have to say that i have the best staff -- a group of people who are truly committed to students and their families. >> if your card. whose turn is it? >> it all starts in the classroom where teachers have been given the freedom to change. >> the administration has encouraged the teachers to work as a community and to really take ownership of what is going on in the classroom.
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we're to do the things we need to do that need to be -- that we need to be successful and to help our students to achieve. >> there is a clear plan of action. it is heavy on the basics, especially reading. >> if we're not executing the plan, it will not work. >> the principle is quick to point out people like this dedicated volunteer. >> there is always a need for an extra hand. these are the students that the story -- the stories that the students will be reading next week. it is something extra that the teacher will not have to do. the schedule is pretty tight. >> we hope this spirit will catch on beyond the school house. >> they can take this back to the community to involve more parents. that is what we hope. >> another doctor will be on a panel discussing educational change agents.
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one of the former mayor's will also attend. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> tune in on monday. we will see him here. he will head up to the big apple for education nation. we will have live reports from rockefeller plaza on monday. >> a new contract appears to be in the works for thousands of baltimore city teachers. officials are calling it a landmark deal, but no one wants to talk details yet. contract talks have been going on since the first of the year between teachers and the school district. it is not a secret that teachers have not received raises in almost three years. the head of the city's teachers union is under a gag order right now. she is hinting that the new proposal would address some long-standing concerns. >> our teachers said they wanted a voice of the workplace. they wanted to have input into what the staff development look
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like. they wanted to be in charge of their movement and their growth. so we listened. >> in a statement, the school's ceo says that this agreement would put instructional effectiveness at the core of everything. a more detailed announcement is expected next week. tim tooten will have more on that story tonight at 6:00. >> 6 students are recovering at home tonight after their school bus was in an accident with two and other vehicles. it happened this morning at route 155 between bull rock and canvassback. six students from meadowvale and the driver were taken to the hospital. the injuries were relatively minor. the driver of the suv was taken to shock trauma and his condition is not known. we spoke with one of the parents who lives nearby. >> it is extremely nearby. i have school-age kids that ride the bus at this time.
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>> the driver of the third vehicle was treated for minor injuries. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. they told jurors that the trial could last five weeks. a second week of testimony has now closed in the case of three men accused in the murder of one former baltimore city councilman. there were more questions about dna in the case today. barry simms is live outside the courthouse. >> we learned a lot more about which pieces of evidence were checked for fingerprints and were submitted for dna analysis. prosecutors are trying to show the connection, attending to get the jury to see why they think evidence collected in the investigation of the murder of the former baltimore city councilman in the robbery of the new haven lounge is tied to the defendants.
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he testified that he brought in a number of items and submitted pieces of evidence for dna analysis. he examined a halloween mask for the two crimes. it was found near an hourly not far from the -- near an alley not far from the shopping center. testing revealed they were not blood spots. he tested for skin cells to analyze. prosecutors believe that dna from williams was found on the mask. >> a technician cannot tell the jury where the mask came from, and under what circumstances it came into the possession of the police department. >> the code and -- coat was found in the trash can behind his home.
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>> the police department is running around, pulling stuff out of garbage cans. i tried to make the point with the technician, your home garbage can has your dna in it, more likely than not. i am not sure where the state is going. >> latex gloves and bandanas were found inside a purse. the purse was located inside a trash can. there could be possible cross contamination. >> this should have taken each item out, packaged it into its own envelopes of the could be tested. it sat in it until the 25th. it took five days before he pulled each item out and swap them for dna. five days of sitting in the same per se, touching the same things. was it done wrong? i believe so. it should have been individually packaged. we should know whose dna was on which things.
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>> said that it is not required to package each item individually, but they're supposed to make sure everything is an intact -- is intact and then provide the items for analysis. >> a defrocked catholic priest has agreed to a plea deal tonight revolving -- resolving charges that he sexually abused an altar boy. thomas bevan was sentenced to 18 months of home detention. the alleged victim said he was abused several times while attending the paris school in frederick in 1976. the archdiocese removed him in august. present -- >> president obama called it offensive and inexcusable. president ahmadinejad charged that the u.n. that the u.s. government might have or restricted the 9/11 terrorist attacks. -- might have orchestrated the
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9/11 terrorist attacks. steve handelsman has the latest. >> world leaders and president obama reacted strongly. the iranian president ahmadinejad made a speech yesterday. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. and, particularly, for him to make this statement here in manhattan was inexcusable. >> of course the u.s. government is a cassette -- is upset. again, today, ahmadinejad claimed that some of the u.s. government orchestrated 9/11, which he emphasized that led to many more muslim deaths. >> we're saddened that people were killed in 9/11. hundreds of thousands of people were killed and our region as a result. >> why bring that up now?
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>> it appealed -- it deflects from the nuclear issue. >> western all of rage today. >> bizarre, offensive. >> it might actually help. the iranian president said that in ron might actually offered to meet with major powers next week -- iran might actually offer to meet with major powers next week to end the standoff over the nuclear program. these statements make the american people wary of any dealings with the iranian government. one official said ahmadinejad would further harm his people by isolating iran. steve handelsman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ravens' running back willis mcgahee wants to black out for this weekend's home game against the brown.
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not a television blackout, just a stadium black out. >> he is encouraging fans to purchase baltimore blackout towels to get momentum going and to raise money for a good cause. jennifer franciotti has the details. >> on purple friday, the focus is on black. >> we're making the blackout towels. >> is the brainchild of a local company called baltimore blacked out, being endorsed by regan's running back willis mcgahee. he wants the stadium to come alive with 70,000 fans twirling the towels. >> it is about having fun. >> they sell for $9.99. the proceeds benefit the willis mcgahee foundation, created to help underprivileged kids in baltimore by providing them with holiday meals, toys, school supplies, and other resources to
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help them achieve success. he once the fans to get into the black spirit. >> when you say someone waiting those around, it is a sign. it is good to do some different and get everybody involved. have fun. let us know you are behind us. >> they have been busy printing towels and t-shirts. the owner says it has been fun. >> it is fantastic and exciting. it is really starting to take off. it is going like gangbusters. >> you can buy them at the stadium, at stadiums doors, or online. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. go, ravens! >> be prepared for traffic this weekend. check the latest conditions downtown before you get behind the weekend. traffic bulls updates are -- pulse updates are available.
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that is all on wbaltv.com. >> you may remember that lindsay lohan got out of jail early. she is now back behind bars. >> doctors are warning against what they call flu shot fatigue. they are having a tough time convincing people to get vaccinated. >> these ugly little critters are creating our real stint in maryland. where do they come from and why are they hard to get rid of? >> i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i certainly hope that my star power can bump this up to c- span 1. >> stephen colbert bring some comedy to congress. he addresses the issue of illegal immigration. illegal immigration.
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alert --ight's medical a new report on global obesity suggests the world is getting fatter and americans are leading the pack. that report comes from the organization for economic cooperation and development finds the americans at the heaviest of the richest countries about -- which is countries. about 33% of the adults in the country are obese. they are calling of the food industry for advertising unhealthy foods for children. don't forget -- healthy days
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begin monday. meet me at city hall to walk with the mayor to the harbor. let's move it, baltimore. you can win to the schedule on our front page at wbaltv.com. many came men may not be aware they are hiv-positive. one in five gay and bisexual men living in major u.s. cities is infected with hiv, the virus that leads to aids. almost half of them are aware that they have it. younger men and african-american men are the least likely to be aware that they have it. doctors are already preparing for an outbreak of what they are calling flu shot fatigue. >> with flu season around the corner, you have probably heard the reminders. >> the flu shot is important.
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>> not everyone is rushing to the clinic to get in line. >> i don't do the shots. i take vitamin c. >> everyone has their reasons. the first time she got a flu shot -- >> i was sick for about eight weeks. i went back to the nurse and said it, i am sick. their reasoning was that the virus must have already been in my system. >> curse sister has no choice. >> i take it myself because it is required because of our work in the clinic. >> health experts are finding and general resistance to getting the flu shots this year. there is a shortage of flu vaccine. >> we did not see as many cases last year as we expected. >> it is called flu shot but he did. some see this in the health care
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profession. >> young people do not take the time to go get flu shots. >> it might be a hard sell this season. >> i doubt if i would take a shot myself if i was not in health care. >> like it or not, there is value in getting the shot. >> it is still going to be out there. if you get it, you will wish you had a flu shot. >> if you want to find a flu shot, go to our website wbaltv.com and click on medical alerts. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast with meteorologist john collins. sandra shaw -- meteorologist sandra shaw. >> we have tied a record high at 95 degrees at the airport. the normal high for today is 76. that is quite a swing. we're quiet on the doppler. we saw a significant form of this morning. there is a friend living in from the west. it will clear our area tomorrow. we mht see some intermittent
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cloud cover. the much colder air is coming behind the front. it will swing are temperatures in the opposite direction by the end of the weekend. it is still sizzling out there. 95 still downtown. 94 at the airport. 19 year the state line. -- 90's on the lower eastern shore. the dew points have dropped significantly. we have been dry all month long. pure oils two inches below the normal rainfall -- we are almost two inches below the normal monthll mamount for the of september. it looks like 68 to 72 tonight. saturday will be warm, but not as warm as today. 76 in the western mountains. here in baltimore tomorrow, mid- 80's for the high.
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a few morning clouds. on the lower eastern shore, 83 degrees high around ocean city. we have nice air pulling in the heat from the south. the cold front will pass through, and try in nature. the colder air will flow through on sunday. that will be the first home game of the ravens. increasing clouds throughout the game. at around 1:00, 70 degrees. should stay around that for the rest of the game. there is a tropical storm hitting central america. it is really in the caribbean. that is a bad place. the models are really divided. some of the joe witte coming over cuba, then south florida, -- some of the videos showed that it might come over cuba, then south florida.
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it could pump in a lot of golf moisture for the east coast next week. we're monitoring that closely. we will cool down by sunday. we will get some much-needed rain. there will be a trough in our area. temperatures will be in the 70's with rain pretty likely. thursday and friday, seasonable temperatures in the 70's. >> there was some humor in the halls of congress today, as opposed to other days. isphen colbert's testimony ahead. >> federal officials are opening the airwaves to more wireless broadband signals. we'll tell you what that means about super
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>> stephen colbert got his message across in congress in his usual sarcastic, deadpan fashion, talking about is one day working on a farm at the hearing about illegal foreign workers. >> i do not want to make a picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then swap -- sliced by guatemalans, then surged by a venezuelan, in the spa where i get a brazilian. this experience gave me the understanding of why so few americans are trying to begin careers as seasonal migrant
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workers. >> he delivered his remarks in a slightly different way than his prepared testimony. >> it is back to jail for lindsay lohan after she failed a drug test. the judge said she was to be jailed immediately, no bail. it will be her third jail stint for a 3-year-old case. >> within minutes of her arrival at the courthouse this morning, lindsay lohan was put in handcuffs and sent directly to jail. it is the same detention center where she spent 13 days of a 90- day sentence over a month ago. this time, the judge said no bail and no early release. she will stay there until at least october 22. that is when she is scheduled to appear back in court. >> the only way this inmate would be released -- and this happens from time to time -- is if the judge issues another order. >> dressed in a miniskirt and
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high heels, she showed little emotion as she was taken away. after the hearing, her father said jail is not the answer. >> i have been trying to get her to go to rehab all along. she should never have had to be jailed or in the ucla medical facility. >> last week, the 24-year-old admitted on twitter to failing a drug test writing, "regrettably, i did feel my most recent protest. if i am asked, i am prepared to appear before the judge next week." the confession came after tmz.com reported that she tested positive for cocaine. she was released last month after serving three weeks in rehab and two weeks in jail. she was originally sentenced to 90 days in each for violating conditions for release for a drunk driving conviction. if she had complied, she could have returned to unsupervised
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probation as early as november. that is now unlikely. gina kim, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we will recap the day's top stories, including how to handle the stink bugs. >> how could you forget this? the great blizzard of 2010. federal officials are reimbursing much more of the cash that was spent on that storm. >> it is being taken over by the baltimore book festival this weekend. kim dacey -- i have all the details you need. >> prescription drugs are the fastest-growing drug problem. officials say there is something you can do to help this weekend. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence
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pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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>> live, local, late breaking -- you are watching wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 in hd with stan stovall, donna hamilton, tom tasselmyer. 11 news at 5:00 continues now. >> a creepy-crawling story. it is bugging a lot of people
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and causing a real stint in the area. exterminators are taking -- a real stink in the area. exterminators are taking hundreds of calls. >> chances are you have seen them somewhere in the past week or so. experts have some advice. kai reed says, don't count on the quick fix. >> they got an influx of the stink bugs a few weeks ago. >> it is horrible and grows. they hit you in the face. they are all over. >> they were all over. and exterminator spend hours spring. she is still back in dozens of them up hours later appeared that they smell so terrible -- she is still vacuuming them up hours later. >> they smell so terrible. >> they like warmer days and
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cooler nights and in their caves in places with a broad, leafy trees. they're looking for a place to hide out for the winter. >> they hibernate under the house and in cracks and crevices. >> the older they produce is what brings them back to the location -- doro -- odor they produce is what brings them back to the location later. fenstermaker can spray pesticides. -- an exterminator can spray pesticides. >> it was an infestation. i was at war with the stink bugs. >> i do not know that it will get better anytime soon. >> while there is no real cure for the stink bug right now,
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they should start to reduce after the first frost. they will be back in the spring. the process will start all over again. our facebook friends have raised a stink, you might say -- or i might say, as i just did -- have a page about how to get rid of them. put them in a container with water and put some dish soap in there and they are gone. >> here's a look at some of our other top stories. in roe plans have been made for the former naval academy -- funeral plans have been made for the former naval academy lacrosse player who was killed in a chopper crash last week. friends and family will gather september 30 at st. john the baptist roman catholic church on new hampshire avenue in silver spring. the search is on for four men who shot a woman during a home invasion in glen burnie. police were called last night to colonial knoll where a man was
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robbed as he entered the home. when the suspects went inside, a woman was shot in the chest. she was taken to shock trauma and is in stable condition. police believed the victims may have been targeted. call the anne arundel county police if you have information. baltimore county can expect nearly $4.5 million for the blizzard last winter. it is 3/4 of the total associated with the storms cost. fema has given the state more than $30 million to help pay for expenses related to roadway cleanup and to labor and equipment costs. >> when did you last check your medicine cabinet for unfinished or expired prescriptions? some of us have on wanted pills. it makes as part of the fastest- growing drug problem in america. tomorrow, there is something you can do about it. they're having the first
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nationwide prescription take back program. kristen dahlgren has the latest. >> it was not an illegal drug that took this 18-year-old's life, but a prescription painkiller. his girlfriend's mother gave him one of her pills. >> we took him to the hospital. worst nightmare -- they said he was dead. >> much like a gun amnesty program, the government is asking -- >> if you have an needed or expired medication, now is the time to dispose of them. >> unwanted prescriptions can be dropped off at 3400 sites nationwide on saturday. it will be disposed of, no questions asked. it was a program in new jersey last year. it netted more than 3.5 million pills. prescription drugs are the fastest-growing drug problem with an estimated 7 million non-
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medical users in 2009. the dea is still going after dealers. this recent proxy cogon bust just outside of virginia school -- oxycodone bust happened just outside of the virginia school. they're not just getting drugs from dealers. saturday's focus will be a lot closer to home. >> it might be one of your child's friends coming into your house, asking to use the bathroom, rifling through your medicine cabinet. >> cabinets and they hope will soon be less dangerous. officials say it is not good enough to throw the pills away. flushing them can put them into the water supply. for a site near you, check out dea.gov. >> there are several prescription, "events happening across the state this weekend. for the closes drop off, -- closest location, go to
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wbaltv.com. >> we or member of pop singer from the 1950's whose busy love life often stole the headlines. >> more damage that now has to go -- to view of governors declaring a state of emergency. >> it is legal and marketed as ensigns. why is it so controve ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪
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>> entertainer eddie fisher who rose to fame in the 1950's from his music and his marriages has died. he sold millions of records with songs like "thinking of you" and "count your blessings." it was his first two marriages that helped seal this image as an american superstar. he married of the reynolds -- debbie reynolds and elizabeth taylor. according to his daughter, he died of complications from surgery. he was 82 years old. >> the governors of minnesota and wisconsin have declared a state of emergency because of massive flooding in both states.
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more than 10 inches of rain that has fallen since wednesday, prompting evacuations and the national guard activation. it has closed schools, washed out roads, flooded basements, and strained source systems. they're calling for more rain and over the weekend. it is getting kids height and it is illegal. one school district is warning parents about an urban called "spies," -- an herb called "spice," said to be 10 times more potent than marijuana. >> it is easy to purchase. as a parent, i am in my kid's life and in their business. you need to be the parent. >> the police say there is not much they can do about it because it is illegal for anyone older than 18 to purchase. several states, including maryland, are trying to ban it.
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>> we will take a tour of the smithsonian to check at some treasures that he might not otherwise see. >> is congress willing to fork over the cash for your child's school lunch? >> you can find books and authors from across the state of the baltimore book festival this weekend. i am kim dacey. i have that story next. >> we have just exited the hottest summer on record. we're the second day in the fall and still above 90. that makes 57 days.
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>> here is what we're working on for 6:00. congressman frank kratovil goes on the attack. we have a new fact check. in tonight's education alert -- it is being called a landmark contract for baltimore city teachers. but no one is really ready to
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explain why it is so important. we will have these stories and we will have these stories and much more four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help.
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middle class marylanders do. >> looking for something to do? how about the 37th annual greek festival. expect some food, music, and folk dancing. organizers promised to have something for all ages. more than 50,000 bookworms are expected to take over mount vernon this weekend. the 15th annual baltimore book festival kicked off this afternoon. reporter kim dacey was there. >> the books and vendors are here. mount vernon place is ready to go for the 15th annual baltimore book festival. >> it is truly a celebration of
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the literary arts. we have a lot of book authors. we have a lot of food and entertainment. there are activities based on the books. >> the event is expected to generate $4.5 million economy for the local economy. it isn't hard to see why. they have nearly 100 vendors of food, activities, and thousands of books. there are special spade -- stages and tents. and this bookstore is here every year. >> it is fantastic. how often you get to spend an entire weekend talking about books? >> the support independently- owned bookstores around the country and hear some nationally-known authors speak about their books. >> we have holly robinson peete and her husband. daughter andz's
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her book about dieting and the dorm rooms at college. >> there is a state-of-the-art kitchen where some of the cookbook authors will be dishing up some of their recipes. organizers say there is truly something for everyone. the book festival runs through sunday. for complete schedule, find a link at our website wbaltv.com. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast with meteorologist sandra shaw. >> a happy friday to you. it is purple friday. what about the 95-degree high. that ties the record set in 1970 on the heels of the hottest summer ever on record in baltimore according to the national weather service and according to our 57 days above 90 degrees. we're watching a front. there is cooler air behind that. we expect cooler conditions by sunday. the front will clear by
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tomorrow. we will not see any showers. we're making a few -- we may see a few clouds tomorrow morning before sunny skies develop. tonight will remain mild. 94 at the airport. 95 downtown. -- 90's on the eastern shore with a modern -- a moderating influence. we began with a blanket of fog around the area and temperatures in the 70's. true august temperatures. our normal height is only 75 degrees. the normal -- our normal high is only 75 degrees. tomorrow, partly cloudy early on, then bright sunshine by the afternoon. 83 to 87. a little bit better. wind will be out of the west at about 7 to yield 5 miles -- 7 to 12 miles per hour.
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the front will really change things for us, but not until sunday. sunday is the kickoff for the ravens. we are chilling with highs around 70 most of the day. game time should be in the 70's. the general forecast calls for increasing clouds. after the ravens' beat the browns, it looks like we have a little bit of a chance of rain bank. also pay attention to the system which is a tropical storm matthew affecting central america, really nicaragua. some of the models take that into the caribbean sea, one of them over cuba. it develops into some that could affect eastern seabord. either way, it looks like the caribbean system will fuel a lot of gulf moisture by the end of next week. we're watching that problem spot and what ever happens with matthew or nicole in the caribbean -- whatever happens with matthew or nicole in the
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caribbean. the heaviest rain will be monday night through tuesday. there will be a boundary in the area. that is the. -- the impetus. after that, near-seasonable with partly cloudy skies. >> in tonight's consumer alert -- for some children, the school lunch is their only meal of the day. if congress does not act by next friday, money will run out for the federal school lunch program. >> it has not changed in over 30 years. congress wants to bomb pick it up by about 5 cents per meal. -- bump it up by about 5 cents per meal. >> we are adding fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. it is raising our costs. >> it would require the government to eliminate junk food in the lunchrooms, vending
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machines, and even at school events. >> we have signed a lending bill to help small banks. now we want to sign a bill to help small children. >> it is not enough to put the apple on the trade. if they don't like it, they won't eat it. >> there is controversy over how the program is being paid for -- by cutting future food stamp benefits. >> we have more people depending on food stamps to feed their families than at any other time in history. >> the obama administration argues that the cuts will not happen for three years. hungry children need healthy and affordable school lunches today. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >>the house -- >> the house has yet to vote. they all oppose paying for it by cutting food stamps. there will soon be more space available for wifi signals. the fcc has decided to open up
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some of the white space for wireless broadband networks. the new offerings will be called super wifi, because they will be able to travel further than today's locations. it has been on the drawing board for a couple of years. a clear -- it cleared its last hurdle just yesterday. jetblue is one step closer to offering wifi, teaming up with one telecom company to install satellite broadband, tv, and internet service on the aircraft. do not look for it on your next flight. installation will begin 2012. it must pass faa testing for approval and roll-out. >> thanks. if you have ever been to the smithsonian institution in washington, you know the wealth of artifacts that are on vie. -- view.
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the majority of the treasures are behind the scenes. >> sally kidd takes us on a tour. >> passersby might not guess what is inside this nondescript building on the outskirts of washington to agree that it is about 415,000 square feet. -- on the outskirts of washington. >> is about foreigners 15,000 square feet. -- 415,000 square feet. >> there are thousands of specimens. much of it is preserved in jars, caskets, and kegs. this is a warehouse for. shelves -- warehouse 4. shelves are cloaked in special fabric. some pieces were acquired, some
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were donated. >> we hold onto all of this stuff. >> it must be carefully controlled with the temperature of 70 degrees and relative humidity of 45%. >> everything is set up for the optimal care of the objects. >> a fishing canoe from a hawaiian queen. >> it is not what she would have traveled in. >> a sedan chair in korea. the museum is working to get images of these artifacts on line. with 50 million objects, it is going to take some time. despite the vast collection, researchers are able to quickly locate specific items they want to look at. every object in this collection is barcoded. sally kidd, wbal-tv 11 news. >> talk about having to be organized. >> see what is in storage.
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>> most of it is. >> you might have seen one of the latest ads in the rest represents maryland's first district. does andy harris represent -- in the race who to represent maryland's first district. does andy harris speak the truth? we have another fact check. >> a forecast member steps in front of the camera as aold gib. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create
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new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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>> season 36 of "saturday night live" begins this weekend. one of the long-time cast members comes back to host. we have a preview. ♪ >> being in the cast is one thing --
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>> i am amy poehler. >> being the host is another. she joked with jimmy fallon. >> crazy susan, lil nacho. >> you are making things up. >> that is what it is all about. >> i do not like to hear that at all. >> it takes a lot of pressure off. you know how it works. it is not bad when they don't, but it is much easier. >> she is hosting less than two months after giving birth to our second son, abel james. >> she has two kids and she is back at work. she is an unstoppable. go, poehler! ♪ >> they have the welcome mat out for katy perry, even if her
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video was too risque for "sesame street." >> it turns out there might be a different standard on the v ma's. >> the standard is just to deliver laughter. >> love her. that is all for us at 5:00. here's a look at 6:00. >> a new contract is in the works for baltimore city teachers. the details are being kept under wraps. i'm tim tooten. i will have that story. >> stephen colbert was on capitol hill. >> prosecutors used the dna evidence to try to connect three men to the murder of a formal baltimore city councilman. >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00 in hd. >> good evening. >> good evening.